The Team

Helping to make Key West a Reality for you!

Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. was founded in 1995 by our broker, Laurie McChesney.


Twenty-five years ago, with a background in sales and marketing and a desire to provide her clients with such great service that they would never need another real estate person, Preferred Properties was formed.

Continually, Laurie and her associates work to provide their clients with superior results and long term satisfaction.

From the beginning, the company earned a reputation for excellence and set major sales records in Key West and the Lower Keys.

Today, Preferred Properties includes over twenty real estate agents serving Key West, the Florida Keys from a spacious, state of the art offices.


Our main office, at 520 Southard Street, Key West offers 4,500 square feet and abundant parking in the heart of the historic district in Old town.


Our conference room is used by several nonprofit organizations as well as by our own associates and customers.

We have established our commitment to the future of the Florida Keys. We invite you to stop by and say Hello.

Preferred Properties has sold some of the island’s most notable real estate. We have broken sales records in both Key West and the Florida Keys. More importantly, we have had the pleasure to help our clients achieve their goals whether it was through buying, selling, consulting or managing their properties in their absence.

We are most proud of the service and the positive results that we have provided to our clients.

Vacation Rental Business

Escape to Paradise with Preferred Properties!

At Preferred Properties, we believe vacations should be a time to leave stress behind and make unforgettable memories. That's why we've put our 25 years of experience and commitment to excellence to work in our vacation rental and property management business.

We understand the importance of a fantastic vacation and we'll stop at nothing to ensure that your time in Key West and the Florida Keys is nothing short of phenomenal. From our expertly cleaned homes and well-maintained properties to our 24/7 guest services line and concierge services, we've got everything you need to make your getaway unforgettable. Plus, every property includes free WiFi and all the linens you'll need for a comfortable stay. And as a special bonus, we even provide a small starter pack of supplies to make your arrival as seamless as possible.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing escape, an adventurous adventure, or just a taste of the local culture, we've got you covered. We're proud to offer a truly authentic Key West experience, with a touch that only a local can provide.

So, why wait? Book your next vacation with Preferred Properties today and start making memories that will last a lifetime!

Let us put our market knowledge and expertise to work for you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Live like a local - Play Like a Tourist


The team at an event benefiting the Monroe County Special Olympics

We enjoy living and playing in the community!

The team having a bit of fun at work.

We live and work in Key West.  Smiles and laughter all around!

Laurie McChesney

"Escape to paradise and make unforgettable memories with Preferred Properties. Our stunning vacation rentals come fully loaded with all the essentials, plus those little extras that make your stay extra special. So go ahead, live like a local and play like a tourist in Key West!"

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